Geula Update from Rav Fish - Vayera 5775
From Rav Fish's latest:
- Another version of what the Hafetz Hayim said
- [YY - There have been a number of versions of how the Hafetz Hayim presented the 3 wars of Gog Umagog. Last week, Rav Fish quoted Rav Zilberberg, who explained the final war as coming 10 Shemitot from the end of the previous world war. Here's another version:]
- Rav Yosef Ben Porat said in the name of the Hafetz Hayim (brought down in the "Shabbat Kodesh" supplement of Yated Ne'eman, Lech Lecha, 5775) that the Hafetz Hayim said during WWI that 25 years later would start another war which would make the first one look like child's play. And 75 years later, a third war will break out that will be greater than all of them, and would make the second war look like child's play. Then, Mashiah will come. And just as WWII broke out 25 years after WWI broke out, similarly, in 5775, which is 75 years after WWII broke out, WWIII is expected to break out.
- Hints from Tehillim Chapter 90
- There is a hint to the years 5700-5705 in the verse שת (שַׁתָּה) עֲוֹנֹתֵינוּ לְנֶגְדֶּךָ [Thou hast set our iniquities before Thee] where the Ketiv is שת - the letters ת"ש [the year 5700] and the Keri is שתה - the letters תש"ה [the year 5705]. It is saying that in these years, our iniquities will be before Thee to apply unmitigated justice. And if we connect the letter ע from the word עונותינו to the previous word שתה, we get תשע"ה [the year 5775], meaning that then is when that period will end.
- This is why the verse continues [in verse 10]: יְמֵי-שְׁנוֹתֵינוּ בָהֶם שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה [The days of our years are threescore years and ten] to hint to the additional 70 years that exist after the year 5705.
- And afterwards, we reach Redemption, which is hinted to in the continuation of the verses [verses 13-15] שׁוּבָה יְהוָה, עַד-מָתָי; וְהִנָּחֵם, עַל-עֲבָדֶיךָ. שַׂבְּעֵנוּ בַבֹּקֶר חַסְדֶּךָ; וּנְרַנְּנָה וְנִשְׂמְחָה, בְּכָל-יָמֵינוּ. שַׂמְּחֵנוּ, כִּימוֹת עִנִּיתָנוּ: שְׁנוֹת, רָאִינוּ רָעָה. [Return, O LORD; how long? And let it repent Thee concerning Thy servants. O satisfy us in the morning with Thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us, according to the years wherein we have seen evil.]